Cloud backup: how secure is it, and how much does it cost?
The fact that data backup is of elementary importance for every company has now been recognized by the vast majority of decision-makers. Nevertheless, there are still different approaches to solutions. In practice, however, these do not always exist in an emergency. Cloud backup plays an important role in modern data protection. The most important questions related to online data backup are:
- How secure is the data in the cloud?
- How much does data backup in the cloud cost?
The following article will answer these two questions for you. At the same time, we’ll shed some light on why cloud backup is the right choice and what benefits online backup brings you.
Why is a backup in the cloud useful?
When it comes to data backup, redundancy matters. There is the so-called 3-2-1-backup rule, which specifies a secure strategy for data backup.
An important point in the 3-2-1 backup rule is to make at least three copies. These must be stored on at least two separate systems. Thus, it is necessary to back up the data in at least two ways. If you perform a local backup, for example, with an external hard disk or your own backup server, the rule is not fulfilled.
The vulnerability of such a strategy is demonstrated, for example, by a cyberattack with ransomware. The attackers often carefully spy on the network structures and look for backup systems. Then they encrypt not only your live systems, but also the backup. Only if you have an additional backup in the cloud, the data loss is averted.
How secure is the data?
Questions that we receive again and again on the subject of cloud backup revolve around data security. This point is important, and you should question the different providers carefully before entrusting them with your sensitive company data.
We offer as part of our cloud services theredCLOUD Backup an. Our backup servers are located in Switzerland. This in itself is an important factor. You should always make sure that the server is located in your home country. This way, the data in the cloud is subject to local legislation and you meet the legal requirements for data security.
Another important point is the infrastructure of the cloud. We at redIT rely on modern data centers with appropriate access controls. This doubly ensures the security of your data. On the one hand, no unauthorized persons gain access to the servers. On the other hand, the servers are also protected against failures of any kind. There are backup copies and redundant servers.
We also use state-of-the-art security solutions with early attack detection to prevent cyberattacks on our cloud infrastructure. Due to these extensive measures, your data in redCLOUD Backup is optimally protected against all possible dangers.
What are the advantages of cloud backup?
Arguably the key benefit of cloud backup is the physical separation of the data from your network. Arguably the key benefit of cloud backup is the physical separation of the data from your network. These include first and foremost, of course Cyber Attacks. But a natural disaster like a flood or fire in your office also puts your data at risk. These events would also destroy a local backup.
So, outsourcing data backup is important to ensure physical separation of data from your network. By doing so, you simultaneously implement the 3-2-1 backup rule, which ensures a high level of protection against data loss.
With a cloud backup, you additionally save the investment in your own system for data backup. Especially as a start-up and for smaller companies with limited IT budgets, this solution is therefore interesting. Without any investment costs, you have a professional system for data backup at your disposal.
Cloud backups continue to be known for high data security. The storage takes place in large data centers. These are equipped with modern safety systems. This concerns both the digital security of the data and access controls that prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access.
Another argument in favor of a cloud backup is the ease of administration. The data is accessible at any time and from any location. The update process is also completely automatic. And the scope of services can also be adapted to your own needs.
Especially with the establishment of broadband Internet via fiber optics and 5G, the usefulness of a cloud backup is increasing. Even large amounts of data can be synchronized between your network and the cloud in a short time. This is important for a quick backup, but also for a speedy restore.
These are the key advantages of data backup in the cloud:
- Data loss protection
- important part of a modern backup strategy
- easy recovery
- Central access to the cloud backup
For whom is the cloud backup interesting?
Online data backup in the cloud is basically interesting for all companies. This applies regardless of the size and type of data you process. Individual companies can use cloud backup just as much as large corporations.
A cloud backup is easy to scale and adapt to very different needs. Thus, online data backup in the cloud is also suitable for the respective budget. For this reason, we at redIT offer different backup solutions that vary in the scope of services. This means that individual entrepreneurs and SMEs in particular always receive the right solution.
How much does it cost and what are the billing criteria?
The cost issue is, of course, a key point. As with other Cloud Services the calculation is made monthly and according to the need for services. This ensures calculable costs and a precisely defined scope of services.
With redCLOUD Backup “S”, for example, you as a small business get a cloud backup with all the important features. With 25 GB of storage and unlimited data traffic, you can back up all your company data for under CHF 20 per month. Our service extends to the redCLOUD Backup “XL”. Here you get 1000 GB of cloud storage and backup capabilities for virtual systems, Office 365 and other applications.
We offer these different packages:
- redCLOUD Backup “S”: CHF 19.80 per month
- redCLOUD Backup “S”: CHF 19.80 per month
- redCLOUD Backup “L”: CHF 148 per month
- redCLOUD Backup “XL”: CHF 348 per month
The redCLOUD Backup: The online data backup in Switzerland
With our redCLOUD Backup, we offer you a data backup service that is primarily designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Our servers are located in Switzerland, so your data is subject to local legislation and is stored securely.
Your redCLOUD backup grows with your business. Scalability is one of our key strengths. In addition, the integration of our backup solution is simple and versatile. You determine the retention period and set up the backup routine according to your wishes. Our cloud backup takes care of everything else. This way, you have virtually no effort in everyday life, and your data backup is always up to date.
Are you interested in online data backup? Then take advantage of our trial offer for online data backup in the cloud. We provide you with our redCLOUD backup service 30 days free of charge for testing. This gives you the opportunity to extensively convince yourself of the performance of our cloud backup. Via contact page you will find the competent contact persons at redIT.